Rabies in Mexico: Human cases reported in Oaxaca and Nayarit

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Oaxaca

Country OaxacaIn southwestern Mexico, 4 cases of rabies in humans were reported in December 2022, an infection transmitted by the bite of wild animals.

Health authorities stated that an adult woman and three minors were infected in the state of Oaxaca. Two of them, according to a statement from the local government, are in critical condition. 100% of cases were the result of bat bites.

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All reported injuries come of the Palo de Lima community, who are from Sierra Sur. According to Alma Lilia Velasco Hernandez, Minister of Health of Oaxaca, the patients are from a “very marginalized” community, which exposes them to potentially infectious species.

Nayarit

the Nayarit The government confirmed its first case of human rabies via domestic cats, after the Institute for Diagnostic and Epidemiological Reference (InDRE) conducted the analysis.

The victim is a 29-year-old woman who was bitten by her pet. According to the investigation, the animal was not vaccinated and displayed aggressive behaviour.

On November 13, a 29-year-old woman was bitten by a domestic cat she owned, which had not been vaccinated against rabies, which displayed aggressive behavior and died three days later. After about four weeks, the patient began to have neurological symptoms. compliant with rabies,” according to the government.

To date, women have been reported with stable signs of life, but with preserved life expectancies.

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